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documents show his body contained lead beloved -- levels of a powerful anesthetic. propfiol is normally used to anesthetize hospital patients before surgery. now close friends say he often board about the star's drug use. >> i am absolutely not surprised. i have witnessed myself things, and certain events with michael, that led me to believe that if this continues, he will destroy his life. >> it is a merged jenson's personal doctor, conrad mourey, told police he gave the star different sedatives, including propofol the morning he died but also worried jackson was becoming addicted and tried to wean them off. he is at the center of the investigation. it wants to know what part, if any, he played in michael jackson's death. establishing that could lead to charges of manslaughter. his lawyers say much of the court papers about jackson's last hours as police barry and not fact. last week he issued an online plea for sympathy. >> i have done all i could do. i told the truth and i have paid the truth will prevail. >> the l.a. coroner's office will confirm reports they are treating jackson that as
through the door, we saw, standing before us, president bill clinton. [applause] >> he got what he wanted, but can he govern a divided nation? president ahmenijad is sworn in. throwing stones -- palestinians say they have been abused in custody of israeli soldiers. welcome. we are broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later for you -- an unlikely savior for the humble honeybee. in the last place you might think of. picture perfect pass. we take a look. -- picture-perfect pets. hello to you. after the surprise, tears, and algiers, the speculation. how will north korea's sudden release of two journalists at the behest of former president bill clinton affect the relationship of the two countries? laura ling and euna lee are now back in california. president clinton will be briefing president obama on his meeting with kim jong il. from washington, our correspondent. >> the plane touched down in california. [applause] the two journalists, laura ling and euna lee, rescued from the prospect of 12 years in a north korean labor camp. she had not seen her mother since the arrest on the chinese- no
the seller was offering it to us. >> the taliban is trying hard to derail the -- a suicide bomber killed 10, including two u.s. workers. the chief spokesman is arrested. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you -- farewell sunshine. south korea mourns the death of the president who championed a reconciliation with the north. and he never cooks at home, but he is big on breakfast tv. a celebrity chef. hello to you. thousands of voting cards offered for thousands of dollars in bribes to buy votes. the bbc has uncovered evidence of fraud and corruption. this in the run-up to the election in afghanistan. the afghan election commission has denied that voting cards are being sold and said in any case that can only be used for the rightful owners. questions are being asked how credible the poll can be. we have this report. >> the city is full of rumors about this election -- fraud, corruption, and backroom deals with notorious war lords. we were given a tipoff the voting cards were being sold in cobble -- kabul. an afghan posed as a buy
to try to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists who were jailed. police detained four men who allegedly planned a third assault on an army base. arrests of three americans who crossed the border from iraq, entered illegally. the meeting for the first time in 20 years. the palestinian groups fought a comes up with a fresher approach to dealing with israel. also this hour -- >> on the wrong side of europe, condemned to death. >> ukraine's poor health. how the economic and political crisis is having a serious impact on the country house unlocked -- and the new film "9." is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in the p'yongyang. where there has been a surprising turn in the troubled relations between north korea and the united states. the former american president, bill clinton, has a ride in the north capitol to try to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists who were sentenced to 12 years' hard labor. euna lee and orlin were jailed in june after being convicted of entering the country illegally. the invitation to bill clinton may be a sign that north korea i
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> an historic meeting between former u.s. president bill clinton and north korea's kim jong-il. and reports say two jailed american journalists have been freed. australian police belief they have foiled a major terrorist plot. four suspects accuse of links with somali extremist. >> a woman goes on trial accused of dressing indies ently. she wore trousers in a restaurant. welcome to "bbc world news." broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, what kind of policing do you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india's place are abusive and failing at their job. a hollywood actress takes send moo on the road. >> cinema is for everybody and everywhere. we are knowing how few opportunities there are for people to realize how incredibly wise cinema is. >> hello. a secretive come nist state with nuclear ambitions which has been playing fast and loose with the rest of the world. today they have been playing host to bill clinton, the most senior visitor in a decade. he met north korean leader, kim jong-i
minister tells us the iraqi army, police were partly responsible. >> the iraqi security forces should have done a better job because there were clear instructions. no trucks should move in certain parts of baghdad. >> do you think there is more to come? >> i think there is more to come unless the government shows it is up to this challenge and take some measures. >> it is fear corruption has left iraq's security forces full of holes. this businessman told us he often pays brides at police checkpoints to get his trucks through quickly -- paid bribes at police checkpoints to get his truck through quickly. >> the police let them go without searching them, which is a big mistake. this is common all over the country, not just baghdad. >> bombs could have been hidden under all that equipment? >> yes. the problem is the police do not live up to their responsibilities. >> we have heard countless other examples. i driver who takes four separate bribes -- a a driver who takes four separate bribes. and man who had money and jewelry stolen when iraqi troops did a search operation. it never happened he
for -- in darfur. thank you for joining us on bbc news. china expresses its strong opposition to the taiwanese invitation to the dalai lama. the israeli prime minister meets with the german chancellor. >> the bbc has uncovered many cases of corruption involving iraqi security cases. the police and the army is blamed for stopping some bombings. it is believed that corruption is undermining their effectiveness. just two months ago, they took over security in iraq as american troops pulled back. the life or death question, can they prove themselves on the job? >> a camera on iraq's foreign ministry catches a suicide truck bomber last week seconds before it admits. . i-- it detonates. >> the iraqi security forces should have done a better job because there were clear instructions, no trucks should move in certain parts of baghdad. >> is there more to come? >> i think that there is more to come. >> mounting corruption has left the security full polls. this businessman told us that he pays bribes to get his trucks through quickly. -- mountain corruption has let security fool holds -- full of holes.
the taliban cannot militarily defeat us. we, though, can defeat ourselves. in other words, the military suggesting this is going to be a var long haul with no guarantees -- very long haul with no guarantees of success. >> i think we will have success, but i fully agree that we have to stay committed in afghanistan as long as it takes to prevail. >> an entire town in china is in quarantine. a second person has died there from mnemonic plague. the town has a population of 10,000. apart from the two dead, another 10 people are infected. the world health organization's office in beijing says it does feel chinese authorities are taking appropriate measures. in japan, the first jury trial for more than 60 years is underway as part of an overhaul of the legal system. six locals have been selected at random to work with three judges at a murder trial, to make justice more transparent and bring it closer to the public. 100,000 peel have lined the streets of manila to watch the funeral of a leader there. she led a popular uprising against the regime of marcos and became asia's first woman preside
which claimed over 50 lives. his home has been a sanctuary for al-qaeda, a problem for britain and the u.s.. he has focused on targets here at home, bombing of pakistan because it backs the west. security in islamabad is being stepped up for fierce his followers could try to take revenge. -- for fears his followers could try to take revenge. he declared war on his own country and people. they told us they do not believe he is dead. they have heard that before. others say they have a sense of relief, not just for pakistan, but for the world. >> we do not need these people in power. we are not believing in what he is doing. he is absolutely bad for us and our nation. >> another said that america was bad, too, for killing innocent civilians with drones. it was a drone which targeted baitullah mehsud, able to reach him in a remote terrain where troops could not. the mission was directed from thousands of miles away. the white house is suggesting it was a job well done. >> if the reports of baitullah mehsud's death are correct, there is no doubt the pakistani people are safer as a result of it.
corporations. what can we do for you? >> the u.s. and dips its toe again in somalia. it is not sending soldiers this time, it says, but military support and aid. three indians convicted of the 2003 mumbai tax get the death penalty. keeping watch on on -- on call sam -- uncle sam. coming up later for you, can jumping off rocks into the sea be safe? it sure it can, says the organizer of a new coastal pursuit. mourning the passing of sam the koala. hello to the u.s. secretary of state has publicly warned eritrea that the u.s. will take action against the country if it does not stop supporting militants in somalia. hillary clinton promises to expand help for somalia's week interim governments, threatened by al qaeda-linked terrorists. she met somalia's president today in kenya. >> a mark of respect for those killed during a terror attack 11 years ago in central nairobi. the american embassy was bombed, and the victims were mostly canyons. that attack was blamed on al qaeda. the american secretary of state believes threats of terrorism remain. >> it is an opportunity to renew our resolve. we need to
tripoli, where the only man convicted of the bombing of the u.s. passenger jet over lockerbie in scotland 21 years ago is enjoying his forceful day of freedom. arguments are continuing, though, on whether the scottish authorities were right to release abdelbaset al-megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds, suffering from prostate cancer. british foreign secretary david miliband adding his voice. he described it as deeply distressing. 207 people lost their lives when a pan am jumbo jet was ripped apart by an explosion in 1988. many of the victims were american. let us get the latest. >> it was everything many relatives feared -- a convicted terrorist welcomed home as a hero. stepping of colonel khadafy's private jet, abdelbaset al- megrahi was showered and confetti and hugged by the libyan leader's son. he was now wearing a suit surrounded by it -- wearing a suit, surrounded by his countrymen. earlier crowds of young men gathered to show his support. al-megrahi's returns coincides with the 40th anniversary of the revolution that brought it back into power. >> the use of libya are the u
's campaign to make pakistan ungovernable. sources have said that he is killed and buried, killed in a u.s. air strike on wednesday. this is from our correspondent in as, bob -- islamabad. >> baitullah mehsud is rarely seen in public. the white house has called him "a murderous thug." >> we have clear information that so far we do not have any evidence to confirm that he is dead. there were several killed during these attacks. these are indications. >> he is accused of masterminding the assassination of former prime minister benazir bhutto, as well as dozens of other attacks. he has been linked to the bombing of the marriott hotel in islamabad which claimed more than 60 lives, and his stronghold has been a sanctuary for al-qaeda, a major concern for britain and the u.s.. but he is focused on targets here at home -- bombing pakistan because it backs the west. he declared war on his own country and people. some here have told us they do not believe he is dead. they have heard that before. others have said they feel a sense of relief and that this is good news, not just for pakistan, but also
.s.-burma campaign. thank you for joining us. a bit early to get too much reaction from america, but i assume that you will hear the same condemnation there that we heard from europe? >> we believe so. the obama administration has been conducting a high-level policy review of their policy toward burma and said today that they would announce it after the verdict. >> here in europe, the french president, for example, calling for stiffer sanctions as part of the opposition movement. do you think that is what is needed? >> it would certainly help. the type of sanctions that the president sarkozy was talking about, i would add oil and natural gas to the list, those are big moneymakers for the regime. key is moving at the security council, engaging china and pressing for an arms embargo. they rely on the ideology of the military to justify power. stopping to sell them -- stopping selling them weapons would have a huge impact. >> i am interested in this faith that you have in the u.n. system. what makes you think that china will do anything different now? >> they have not really been pushed. in the
for -- in darfur. thank you f ining us on bbc news. china expreesits strong opposition to the tainese invitation to the dalai lama. the isrli prime minister mets with the german chancellor. >> the bbcas uncoveremany cases corruptio involving iraqi security cases. the police and the ay i blamed for stoppg some mbings. it is believedhat corruption is undermining tir effectivens. just two months ago, they too over security in iraqs american troops plled back. the li or death qution, can they provehemselves on the job? >> a cama on iraq's foreign mintry catches a suice truck mber la week secon befor it admits. . -- it detonates. >> e iraqi serity forces should have done better job because there were clea instructions, no trucks should move in certain par of baghdad. >> is there re to come? >> i think that there is re to come. >> has left the security fullpolls. this businessman told us that he pays bribeto get his trucks throug quickly. -- mountain corrtion has let security fool holds -- full of holes. >> pice will search them. this i common all over t country. >> the problem wi the police is they
in islamabad whi claimed over 50 lives. his home has been a sancary for al-qaeda, a problem f britain andhe u.s.. he has focud on targets here home, bomng of pakistan cause backs the west. serity in islamabad is being stepped up for fierce his followers cld try to ke revenge. --or fears his followers could try to te revenge. he dlared war on his o country d people. they told us they do not believe he is dead. they haveeard at before. othe sayhey hve a sense of relief, not just for pakistan but for the world. >> we do not need these people in power. we are n lieving in wt he is doing. he isbsolutely bad for us and our nation. anher saidhat americawas bad, too, fo killing innocent cilians with drones. it was a drone which targete baitullahehsud, able to reach m in a remote terrain where troops could n. the mission s directed fro thousandsf miles away. the whi house is suggeing it was a job well done. >> if theeports of baitullah mehsud's death are crect, there no doubt theakistani people a safers a result of it. this is an individualhose title as mderous thug was welleserved. >> officials here
and his main challenger are almost neck and neck. the u.s. is now projecting a deficit of nearly nine trillion dollars. and the test results suggest that south africa's new sporting star has not escaped controversy yet. >> she won it. >> welcome to pc world news. -- bbc world news. coming up later for you, senior opposition figures in iran appear in court accused of stirring up unrest. and when your crops are dying, what do you do? if food crisis in canada carried -- a food crisis in kenya. >> hello to you, the universal hope was that a clear result from afghanistan presidential election would help bring stability and bring purpose and focus to the fight against the taliban. four american servicemen were killed today. more troops have now died this year since any since the war began. in reports from kabul, they have done nothing to silence accusations of corruption. >> and increasing the controversy over election. -- increasingly controversial election. with 10% of votesç counted, karzai has 40%. his nearest challenger, 38%. with many votes still to be tallied, this is likely to cha
president. they'll be growing up in what at the very least will be a client state. >> the u.s. central bank, the federal reserve is to keep interest rates close to zero for an extended period despite signs of recovery in the u.s. economy. the ted says economic indicators since it's last meeting in late june suggest economic activity is leveling out, while conditions in financial employees have also improved. >> the american secretary of state urges nigeria to curb corruption and improve government. talks during her african tour, mrs. clinton said the u.s. would offer advice on electoral reform. >> five pakistan preachers were killed, two others wounded. the gunman walked into the mosque after morning appraiser, forced the preachers outside and opened fire. >> a massive rescue operation is still underway in taiwan amid the worst flooding in 50 years. there was a moment of relief when around 700 people were found alive. they had escaped the mud slides that have buried whole villages. there are many more unaccounted for. >> as the clouds clear, though the scale of this disaster becomes more ap
of the holocaust that led to its creation. a total system failure in the wake of recent attacks. the u.s. general charged with trading them. 150 years since the start of america's oil rush. we're now in the place where it began. >> then natural gas that is being developed in this country at this point and time may get us to energy independence. >> years after britain declared war on hitler's germany, a new exhibition reveals what went on in winston churchill's secret underground bunker. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 1:00 p.m. in berlin. the israeli prime minister is meeting german chancellor merkel. the country's share a unique history. the trip includes various reminders of the holocaust. two issues are likely to dominate today's talks. the question of the settlements in the west bank, which germany opposes, and what to do about iran, which netanyahu describes as a threat to israel. >> this is the last leg of benjamin netanyahu's four-day tour. it follows talks in london, during which time hopes were raised that there could be agreements on settlements in the west bank.
rld news." >> an historic meetg between former u.s. predent bill clton andorth korea's kim jong-il. and reportsay two jaile amican joualists have been freed. australian policeelief they have foileda major terrost pl. fouruspects acce of links with somali extremist. >> a won goes ontrial accused of dressing indi ently. she wore trours in a restaunt. welcome to "bbc world news broadcast to our viewers on pbs in ameri and around the gle. coming up late whatind of policingo you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india place are abusive and filing at thei job. hollywood actss takes send moo on e rd. >> cinema is for everybody and everhere. we are knowing how few opportunits there are for people realize how incredibly wise cinema is. >> hello. a secretive come nist ate with nucar ambitis which has be playing fast and lse th the rest of the wld. today they have been pying ho to bilclinton, the most senior visitor in a dade. he metnorth korean leader, kim jong-il and secured a rdon for the journalist aested. we have this report from waington. >> bill inton arrived in
? >> and now, bbc world news. >> an historic meeting between former u.s. president bill clinton and north korea's kim jung il. and reports say two jailed american journalists have now been freed. australian police believe they followed a major terror plot. four suspects are accused of links to somali islammists. protests in sudan. a woman goes on trial accused of dressing indecently in public. she wore trousers in a restaurant. very warm welcome to bbc world news. broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. coming up later for you, what kind of policing do you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india's police are abuse and failing at their jobs. >> parts of india have been modernizing past. the police force is still antiquated, ill-equipped and underresourced and under real pressure to fight crime. that's why some offices are cutting corners. >> and it's the people's photo shoot. why one of britain's top celebrity snappers is turning his camera on a thousand members of the public. >> hello to you. right now north korea's state news agency is reporting t
in the capitol of baghdad. most target the shiite community. u.s. troops try to wind down their combat role in the country. >> dozens have been killed and wounded in a series of explosions. they came at dawn and all at once. in the north, two explosions went off in a sheea village killing and injurying dozens. mosul is the most dangerous place in the country. monday morning, baghdad too was hit. two car bombs went off in different neighborhoods killing and injurying many more. this string of attacks has killed more people than any other in the last few weeks, explosions have been on the rise. last friday, people died in the blasts. there have been smaller attacks in suni neighborhoods too. many fear this could lead to another sectarian war. >> since troops withdrew from the city, the government is trying to show that the situation is getting better. each act of violence makes the message less and less convincing. >> how serious do you think this is? >> it's very serious. the fear is that they will repeat the violence from 2006 and 2007. the freak one sis and logistics of it prove it's not o
at the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. the federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. is nearly out of recession. two candidates claimed a victory in afghanistan. the election commission urges caution. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast here on pbs in america and around the globe. i am mike embley. coming up later for you -- security forces in a rock -- khanate protect the country? -- security forces in iraq -- candidate protect the country? we revisit the baltic states that joined hands for freedom 20 years ago. hello to you. it was outrageous, disgusting, said a white house spokesman. president obama said it was objectionable himself. libya mounted a warm welcome for the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. terminally ill, abdelbaset ali al-megrahi was freed on compassionate grounds. the government is rejecting suggestions the real reason was to smooth commercial relations with libya. christian frazier reports from tripoli. >> this is certainly how libya wanted this trade -- but how much damage to this celebration of al-megrahi due to the relationsh
health service as a move to the center of the controversy in the u.s. over barack obama'proposeds health-care reform be and the president tries to regain. his opponents are trying to cite the british model as the way not to do it. -- barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to recover. >> president barack obama and his family said it off for another town hall-style debate on health care, but as america has wrestled with how to solve the problems with its largely insurance-based system, public systems elsewhere have been coming under fire. >> what we need to do is come up with a uniquely united way of providing health care, so i am not in favor of a canadian system. i am not in favor of a british system. i am not in favor of a french system. >>çç some have been less diplomatic. >> your health care now has stopped. >> the strongest feature is of a government-run system, even though that is not really what has been proposed -- your health care has sucked. >> they keep saying to not to the health plan because it does not do anything. >> who says that? >> on the new
. in it -- america's spies went to war. the bush and administration always denied use of torture. >> no american will be allowed to torture and other human being anywhere in the world. >> but the bush administration did tell the cia to use "enhance in terror nation -- enhanced interrogation techniques." , a report found that some cia officers had broken even the bush administration's rules on torture. but every detail was blacked out. this report can now be reissued. take the case of the bombing of the uss cole in 2000. al-qaeda opera, rahim al- nashiri, was arrested in 2002 and interrogated. he was reportedly threatened with an electric drill and a mock execution. both techniques may have been illegal, even under the rules of the bush administration. >> officials should have known it these techniques were illegal. it is absolutely essential that individuals who authorized to and implemented these techniques be held accountable. >> president obama, on holiday with his family, now faces an acute dilemma. should he prosecute cia officers or not? today, the white house announced that interrogation
.m. in washington. a u.s. military report is expected to admit that the strategy and afghanistan is not working. general mcchrystal will say that the afghan people are losing confidence in the coalition because the war against the taliban has not improved their lives. our correspondent says general mcchrystal's report is also likely to call for more troops. >> the report will be submitted today by general mcchrystal. it will work his way up the chain of command in washington, potentially landing on president obama's desk. it is a pretty blunt assessment. it says the strategy in afghanistan has not been working. general mcchrystal apparently says that he believes that nato led forces. other with the afghan forces can be the taliban insurgency, but not going about it the right way so far. there needs to be an emphasis on winning territory. there needs to be emphasis on winning the confidence of the people. there also ought to be renewed determination to speed up the training of local security forces of the afghan national army and the afghan national police. it has not been going as quickly as so
circul to troops on july 2. he said t taliban cannot defeat us. we can defeat ourselves in other words, the military sgesting it will be a long haul with no guarantees. >> ye i think we will have success. i fuy agree weave to stay committein aghanistan as long as it takes to pvail. >> ders fogh rasmussen there. an entire town in china is in quarantine. a cond person hadied from mnemonic pgue. the town has a population of 1000. apart from t twodead, anotr 10 people a infected. the world health orgization says the do feel tt the chinese authities are taking apprriate measures. part of an overhaul of the legal system in japan has been broached. six locals have been selected at random to work with three judg on a murder tal. up to 100,000 people have lined the streets of mila to watc the funeral of former present. she led a popular urising against ferdinand marc. she diedf ccer at the age of 76. the banks have been blamed for helping to cause theworldwide recession, and now the are beg cticized for making money out of it, too. barclays a h.b.c. each made half aillion pounds inhe firs half
for this group -- the real ira. a dissident republican organization, still prepared to use violence to force the british government out of northern ireland. they have carried out several major attacks. but at the end of this first session in court, mr. campbell knows his lawyers will argue there is not enough evidence to convict him, and there'll be questions about the way the intelligence agency secured his arrest. bbc news. >> hello and welcome. >> 7 on your side. the news unfold. go to bbc.com/news to experienced the reporting of the bbc news online. click here to watch the one- minute world news summary. you can read the latest headlines, get the top stories from around the globe, and click to play video reports. discover more about subjects that interest you and find out what the world is talking about right now. go to bbc.com/news and watch the news unfold. >> one remaining headline for you this hour -- a bbc investigation has found evidence suggesting fraud and corruption in afghanistan u.s. presidential election. much of the world's attention and aid is focused on the most unstable a
can it do for you? >> the u.s. and its its toe again into somalia. it is not sending soldiers this time. it is sending military support and aid. three indians convicted of the 2003 mumbai attacks get the death penalty. keeping watch on uncle sam. why are russian submarines patrolling off of the west coast? coming up later, and jumping off rocks into the sea be saved? it can, say the organizers of a new pursuit. she became a symbol of hope, but now australia mourns her passing. hello. the american secretary of state has warned eritrea that the u.s. will take action against the african nation if it does not stop supporting militants in somalia. somalia is battling islamic extremists thinks -- thought to be linked to al qaeda. she met somalia's president today in kenya. from there, our east africa correspondent. >> and mark of respect for those killed during a terrorism attack 12 years ago in central nairobi. the american embassy was bombed. the victims were mostly canyons. -- kenyans. the u.s. secretary of state believes that the threat remains. >> it is an opportunity to renew
before us, president bill clinn. [applause >> he g what he wanted, but can he govern a dividedation? president ahmejad is sworn in. throwingstes -- palestinians say they have been abused in custody of israeli soldrs. welcome. we are broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later for you --n unlikely savior for the humble hoybee. in the lasplace you might thi of. picte perfect pass. we take a look. -- picre-perfect pets. ello to you. ter the surise, tears, and giers, the speculation. how will north korea's sudden releas of two journalists at e behest of former preside bill clinton affect e retionship of the o countries? laura lg a euna lee are now backn calornia. president clinton will be briefing president obaman his meeting with kim jong il. from washington,ur correspondt. >> t plane touchedown in california. [applause] the t journalists, laura ling and euna lee rescu from the prospect of 12 yes in a north korean lab camp. she had not seen her moer since t arrest on the chinese- nortkorean border in march. >> we were taken to a location, and when we walked throh the doors, we saw and
and covers big divisions between the u.s. special envoy and the president. and britain's animation history is under threat. -- industry is under threat. >> more details are emerging in the dramatic disappearance of jaycee lee dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago when she was just 11. phillips garrido fathered two children with her and was hidden -- and she was hidden away for almost two decades. >> this is jaycee lee dugard, age 11, in home video taken just a few days before she was kidnapped. she has been found after 18 years. philip garrido, a sex offender, told police he took her, fathered two children by her and kept them all locked up. now, in dramatic phone call claiming his innocence. >> you are going to hear the most powerful story coming from the witness, the victim. if you listen just a step at a time, you will be pushed over backwards and it will be the most powerful story. >> yet, police say in a town -- in this town, in that town of san francisco, he kept jaycee lee dugard and her two daughters in basic commit -- conditions. >> the a hidden occur with in a backyard had shed and outb
bombing is welcome back to libya. the federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. is nearly out of recession. two candidates claimed victory in afghanistan, but the election commission urges caution. very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers in pbs in america. coming up later for you -- can at security services protect the country? from the soviet union to the european union. we revisit the baltic states that joined hands for freedom 20 years ago. hello. it was outrageous. disgusting, according to a white house spoke of. highly objectionable according to president obama himself. the man convicted of the lockerbie pam am 103 bombing returned and stirs up strong emotions. abdelbaset ali al-megrahi was freed early from a scottish jail on compassionate grounds. they are denying the real reason was to smooth commercial relations with libya. we have more. >> outrage. a hero's welcome. >> the end of abdelbaset ali al- megrahi's journey, but only the beginning of the row would follow. the reception he received sparked an angry reaction in the united states. the white house
locker bibombings sparks outrage in the u.s.. >> don't allow someone who has murdered, premeditated murder of 270 innocent people and let them walk away. >> taiwan appeals for help as it battles to rescue thousands still strabbeded by last week's typhoon. -- stranded by last week's typhoon. france and germany are out of recession pulling ahead of the rest of europe. welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america also around the globe. coming up later for you, the force of iran's feared be seeinged you militia. we have an interview with a former member. and it's farewell to a pioneer of rock music, the guitarist les paul has died. hello. the u.s. government is making its view very clear. the man serving a life sentence in a jail of the bombing of a pan am jet should not be released early. he has terminal prostate cancer. he could be freed next week on compassionate grounds. he served eight years of his sentence. the bbc correspondent allen little reported back on the disaster in 1988. he has returned to lockerbie now. >> the whole sky just lit up and it was li
injured in the blast. "our security services cannot defend us. the situation is getting worse." u.s. troops stopped patrolling streets of baghdad at and other cities across iraq less than two months ago, and many people here say these attacks confirmed their worst fear that without the americans help, there and security services are not capable of protecting them. -- their own security services are not capable of protecting them. this was baghdad six years ago, an explosion killing 22 u.n. workers. it was the first large-scale attack. over the years, it has been followed by many more. not even at the height of the violence have so many people been wounded in baghdad in just one day. with the number of the dead still rising, everyone here is reminded of just how little iraq has changed. >>> more violence in afghanistan on the eve of elections. the taliban has pledged to disrupt the vote and security forces killed three insurgents who had occupied a bank in the capital. >> the police surround the bank in kabul. taliban fighters have occupied the building. a gun battle leaves three ins
of massive explosions, the worst attacks since u.s. troops pulled out. 75 people are dead, hundreds are wounded after two car bombs exploded. the savage attack comes six years to the day after baghdad saw its first act of terrorism in the post saddam hussein era. every time that i check the death toll seems to go up, what is the latest that you have? >> absolutely. just about one hour ago it was over 50 people. now it has risen to at least 75. it is still rising. more than 300 people have been injured. police said they expect that number to rise as well. clearly the biggest attack that baghdad has seen since the withdrawal of u.s. troops. we have seen last and explosions in the last few weeks. this blast, just next to the finance ministry. another was right next to the finance -- foreign ministry. heavily fortified areas. >> these attacks, coming in fortified areas. unlike the areas from the past, what are you suggesting? a change in tactics? >> it is difficult to talk about what the change of tactics is and what is in their minds. it is clear that the targets were government buildi
from the taliban. swiss banks agrees to give u.s. authorities the names of thousands of customers. welcome to bbc world news. coming up later, the picnic that a blue one of the first holes in the iron curtain. a commemoration of the border between hungary and austria. the city with the worst traffic in the world, could cruising at the nile be the answer? baghdad has seen its bloodiest days since american forces withdrew from iraq cities with 95 dead, hundreds injured. it is seriously undermines the government insistence that security is under control. the biggest blast was near the foreign ministry. so powerful that it damaged buildings. another truck bomb exploded close to the finance ministry. the foreign minister has blame sunni insurgents and has ordered a review. >> the blast was felt across baghdad. a meeting of tribal chiefs disrupted by a massive explosion. the bomb went off just outside of the conference call next to the foreign ministry. it was designed to kill and injure on a massive scale. it did. >> the kitchen was showered with glass for the windows and doors were kn
as afghanistan prepares to elect a president. >> this is just a sample of what the seller was offering to us. he said he could deliver 500 to 1000. >> a suicide bomber targets a convoy of foreign troops. the lockerbie bomber dropped his appeal. it could pave the way for a controversial police on compassionate grounds. pakistan says it has detained at the top taliban spokesman on the afghan border. the man who recovered part looted by the nazis during the second world war. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and two 3:30 p.m. in ckabul. bbc has discovered fraud and corruption in afghanistan as the country prepares for an election. thousands of votes are for sale. it will do little to enhance the credibility of the results. another suicide bomb blast on a major road into the capital. you get a sense of the challenges the voters will face on thursday. >> these are the voting cards that we were offered. this is just a sample of what the seller was offering. he told us he could deliver 500 to 1000 of these on the day. it would cost somewhere in the region of $10 per card. he also said
with a former memr. anit's fewell to a pioer of roc music, the guitast les paul has died. hello. e u.s. governmt is making its view very clear. the man serving a lifesentence a jailf the bombing of a pa am jet should note releas early. he has ternal proste cancer. he could be freed next week on compasonate grounds. he served eightears of his sentence. the b correspondentllen little reported back othe saster in 1988. he has returnedo lockerbie now. >> t whole sky just lit up d it was le liquid fire starteto rain down on the car. >> like a atom bomb going off. it was a rrific mhroom of flames. >> i lost my broer-in-law, my sier-in-law. >> it was d winter, the longest ght of th yr. one ur into its flight. thpan am jumbo jet fell ou of the cd sky, the biggest mass murr in british history. he w sentenced to lif for plantinghe bomb i now likely to be releaseds early as next ek o compassionate grounds. he has terminal prostate cancer. fate thrusthis town into national notoriety it did not invite. it i a close-knit privateage andoesot like the intrion of the world's press. its people carry what happened
walked through the doors we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> he got what he wanted. but can he govern a divided nation? president ahmadinejad is sworn in. banged up for throwing stones. palestinian children say they've been abused in custody by israeli soldiers. very warm welcome to our watchers in pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, an unlikely savior for the humble honeybee in the last place you might think of. and we take a look at president putin's holiday snaps. >> hello to you. after the surprise, the tears, and the cheers, the speculation. just how well north korea's sudden release of the two american journalists at the behest of bill clinton influence american-north korean relations? pyongyang's nuclear program as before very high on the agenda. from washington, adam brooks. >> their plane touched down in the california dawn. the two journalists, laura ling and euna lee, who had just been rescued from the prospect of 12 years in a north korean labor camp, were reunited with their families. little hannah lee, who is 4, hadn't seen her mother
searching the house. they took away a car they say tches the e used in the original had nhing -- kidnping. is tv reconstruction and it shows jayce bei snatched by rangers. >> she feels guilty for bonding to this man. he has had her longer than we have sr. he had her for 18 years. his sepfather -- her stepfather was once a suspect in e case. now jaee and her daughters ve been reunited with their long-lost family. clacks it looks like of virtual certainty fort -- > it oks like a vtual certainty for the worl's second-biggest economy unemploymentigures are the hhest in 16 years in japan. polls wer suggeing the liberal democratic party faced defeat in sday's election. is looks like a death blow. from kyo, we have this report. >> after the worst recession in decades, it is difficult to ignore the signsf povty. unemploymenhas beenising in pan. so have te numbers the desperat temporaryworkers have borne t brunt of t recession. the future looks bleak for this woman after she lt herob in febrry. she worked fo a card company for six years. -- for a ca companyr 6 years. >-- for a car company for six
's house. th is an example of what the ller has on offer. these are real voti cards used by ople on election day cast their choice f the next president of afgnistan. we were told that they were asking $10 or $15 for each card. the seller had 1000 on offer and e were plenty more where the ca from. thes votes -- these cards will be apped for votes on election day. we havenow returned them, and no money has changed hands. thesepictures were pssed to us by an election monitoring group. the ow multiple votingards being giveout to the same person. d they show how children were able to gethem. the group ys the officials who did this will be in charge on election day. >> ths the card distribution kn about. i am surthere is dtribution we do t know about. we had enough cards to contact authorities, t not to prevent this. >> there may be more than one. butf you can prove that [unintelligible] no one can move this in two or three days. >> it is a timely test of rural afghanistan. most peopleive in places like this. this ishere the ection will be deced. the tribal leaders here are highly resp
would be sexually assaulted. as new details emerge in the u.s. of the apparent abuse of detainees in the war on terror, a prosecutor has been appointed to investigate c.i.a. agents who may find themselves on trial. high-level terror suspects will now be interrogated by a new unit supervised by the white house itself, but all this brings new political dilemmas. bbc special correspondent is in washington. >> this renewed focus on c.i.a. tactics and excesses is creating a lot of tension here, mike. c.i.a. director leon panetta has issued an outspoken defense of his agents, as he says, standing up for those officers who did what their country asked of them. and rumor is rife of more angry exchanges behind the scenes. some in the intelligence community feel they're being made scapegoats for what they did at a time of national crisis. here is adam brooks. >> after 9/11, a stunned united states sent its spies to war, and the white house rewrote the rules on interrogation of terrorist suspects. tonight we're learning more about what that meant and how some c.i.a. officers may have broken
member [inaudible] hello. the u.s. government is making its opinions very clear. the man serving a life sentence in a scottish jail for the bombing 21 years ago of a pan am jet should not be released. abdelbaset ali al-megrahi has terminal prostate cancer and he could be freed on compassionate grounds. >> will whole sky just lit up and then it would fire started to rain down. >> there was a terrific mushroom of flames. >> my brother and lot and my sister-in-law were lost. >> one hour into the flight to new york, pan am flight 103 a sellout of the sky. the biggest murder in british history. abdelbaset ali al-megrahi was sentenced for planting the bomb and now he is said to be released on compassionate grounds because he has a terminal prostate cancer. state turn to this town into international nonotoriety did not invite. it's people carried what happened that night with them. walking through the streets was unforgettable. there was aviation fuel in the air and it was mixed with the black smoke from the fire. you had to step over a chaotic jumble of fire hoses sneaking off in every direct
a car they say matches the one used in the original had nothing -- kidnapping. this tv reconstruction and it shows jayce being snatched by strangers. >> she feels guilty for bonding to this man. he has had her longer than we have sadr. he had her for 18 years. >> his stepfather -- her stepfather was once a suspect in the case. now jaycee and her daughters have been reunited with their long-lost family. clacks it looks like of virtual certainty fort -- >> it looks like a virtual certainty for the world's second-biggest economy. unemployment figures are the highest in 16 years in japan. polls were suggesting the liberal democratic party faced defeat in sunday's election. this looks like a death blow. from tokyo, we have this report. >> after the worst recession in decades, it is difficult to ignore the signs of poverty. unemployment has been rising in japan. so have the numbers of the desperate. temporary workers have borne the brunt of the recession. the future looks bleak for this woman after she lost her job in february. she worked for a card company for six years. -- for a ca compan
was shown by him to them. that alone is not a reason for us to deny compassion to him and his family in his final days. our justice system demands that judgment be imposed but compassion be available. our beliefs dictate that justice be served but mercy be shown. >> it is more than 20 years since pan am flight 103 exploded over lockerbie. it was the longest night of the year, and dawn revealed to the horror -- holds obliterated by debris falling from the sky. 150 tons of what remains of the transatlantic flight are piled in a scrap yard. thousands of fragments of metal, a permanent reminder of so many destroyed lives. the evidence that helped convict megrahi was circumstance, including 5 lots of clothes and said to have been bought by him and found in a suitcase which contained the bomb. this man lost his son in the tragedy. he supports the libyan going home. >> i'm very pleased about this, and also, i think for the sake of relatives and people concerned. i just hope that it would have allowed the appeal to continue. >> the 57 year-old was handed over to libyan officials. he was covering hi
. but this brine is only going to take about 30 minutes, which is plenty of time for us to get set up for the baking part of it. so it's just a quart of water with a quarter cup of table salt. so it's a pretty strong brine. and of course you don't want to do this to chops if they're enhanced. >> we have a label. and if you look closely, it says, "with up to 10% of a solution of water, salt and sodium phosphate." so it doesn't scream out enhanced. >> uh-uh. >> you have to look at the fine print. >> and get out a magnifying glass sometimes. >> and this is obviously blown up, so yes. so with up to 10% of a solution-- once you see "of a solution," you know it's enhanced, and you don't want to brine something that's already been brined. >> basically, prebrined. all right, so you really want to make sure that salt is dissolved, because this is a high concentration of salt to water. and then we're just going to dip the pork right into the brine, cover them, and of course we will refrigerate them for about 30 minutes, again, while we prep the topping. and i have a refrigerator right down here
"bbc world news." >> fresh thinking, the top u.s. general in afghanistan calls for a new strategy, suggesting that the current one is failing. japan's next leader is beginning a transition to power after lent -- winning and then mark election. a new survey reveals the extent of racist attacks in the russian capital. welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast in the u.s. and around the globe. a typhoon and visits areas of taiwan. fuming, why iraqis are not happy at the proposal for responsible smoking. welcome, our top stories are ahead. u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan says that the occurrence strategy is not working. stanley mcchrystal has submitted his assessment of the war. he says that success is achievable with a change in approach. he has not called for more troops yet. he once more focus on winning hearts and minds. >> for eight years the americans, the british, and their allies have been fighting the taliban in afghanistan. the united states commander feels like they have gotten it wrong in the past. they feel that success is achievable, but need a revised strategy and incre
are safe. i hope i can see them today. >> the cost is already awesome. it has already topped 3 billion u.s. dollars. rescue workers have worked to reach outlying areas. it is now almost a week since the typhoon struck and the immeate safety of most people is now a short period of rebuilding their lives, though, will take more. >> let me bring you some breaking news out of london. we are hearing that the lockerbie bomber is abandoning his appeal against conviction. this is according to his lawyers. he was due to be set free due to compassionate grounds. he was found guilty of involvement in the lockerbie bombing in 1988 when the pan am american jumbo jet was blown up over lockerbie. 250 people on board died and a love of people on the ground died, too, just a few days before christmas. you can get more tails at bbc.com. i should also tell you that american senator john mccain is in libya today and he has told authorities that were argentine is strongly opposed to any release by the scottish authorities. more details at bbc.com. and david of about about the future of health care is bidding -
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